Manu Jungle Exploring 5 Days
In this tour we travel through the mountains to enter cloud forest, where we do some walks to observe several species of birds, orchids and maybe monkeys. After spending the night in our private lodge (Rainforest) we continue 3 hours by boat to Amazon lodge deep in the jungle, visiting hot springs on the way. We sleep in a tree house besides a mammals clay lick to watch out for tapirs, deers and other animals. The following day we explore the primary rainforest (untouched) with a chance to see many monkey species, birds like parrots and an unbelievable variability of plants like giant trees, palms and medical plants. We end the day with a night-walk to observe spiders (tarantulas), insects, frogs and snakes. On the last day we return to Cusco by boat and bus.
- Package / Tour: Manu Jungle Exploring 5D/4N
- Price 2019: USD$ 530.00 in a group
- Locations Visited: Manu National park
- Frequency: 3 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
Overview & Itinerary
- Start: Cusco
- End: Cusco
- Group size: Minimum 4 Maximum 10
- Style: Original
- Type: Adventure and biodiversity
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Age Minimum: 08 years with their parents
- Tour Route and altitude Cusco (3,300m.s.n.m.) – Andes- (3830m.s.n.m.) Cloud Forest (1,500m.s.n.m.),Amazon Basin (350m.s.n.m.) Manu National Park covers an area of 1716 292 22 million hectares, and is categorized as one of the most extensive parks in South America.
NOTE: The program involves several trips by bus and boat, and so given the uncontrollable forces of nature, the program may be subject to change at any time without notice.
Day 1: Cusco / Paradise Lodge
We will leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping to visit the pre Incas burial towers of Ninamarca .We then drive through the mountain to get to the typical folkloric town of Paucartambo here we will take a short walk around the town before carrying on to tres cruces , the highest point of and entrance to Manu national park . from here we will continue in to the cloud forest and at san Pedro we will walk for around 1 hour to observe the national bird of Peru , the cock of the rock and many different kinds of monkeys, plant and flowers .We arrive at our private Balcony lodge in the evening where we will stay for the night.
Day 2: Paradise Lodge / Palotoa Ecological Reserve
After breakfast we will continue by private bus to Atalaya. On the way we will stop to observe a coca plantation, we will also stop at a view point where you can get a good overview of the jungle and river. From Atalaya we leave by motorized boat to Aguas Calientes, where you can bath in the natural hot springs. During the boat trip we will see many different kinds of animals, especially birds , and a beautiful landscape. Then we will continue downriver to R.E.Palotoa Lodge for dinner. After dinner we will take a night walk in the jungle to look for spiders and snakes. We will spend the night in our beautiful, comfortable lodge.
Day 3: Paradise Lodge / Camping Tents
This day we will explore the jungle on our vast trail system, carrying a small day pack including lunch. On the way we will see many different kinds of the animals such as monkeys, collared peccaries, birds such as eagles, parrots, toucans and medicinal plants and the giant trees. Later in the evening we get to the mammals clay lick we will prepare our beds in the camouflaged house, taking shifts to watch for nocturnal animals (protected by mosquito nets).
Day 4: Camping Tents / Machu Huasi Lake
In the morning we walk back to the lodge on a different track. There you have some time for relaxing and and a big breakfast. Afterwards we go by boat upriver to machu huasi lake There we will walk in the jungle and visit the lake. A balsa raft on Machu Huasi Lake gives us the opportunity to observe more wildlife and the beautiful sunset in the jungle . After dark we will have another opportunity to see some caiman eye. In the evening we will build a bonfire, relax and have some drinks and a BBQ. We will spend the night at the bank of the alto Madre de Dios River sleeping on tents. Or lodge optional.
Day 5: Machu Huasi Lake / Cusco
We will get up to visit the parrots clay lick and after breakfast we will return to Atalaya by boat, where our private bus we will wetting for us to take us back to Cusco via the cloud forest. We will arrive to Cusco in the afternoon.
IMAGES MANU JUNGLE EXPLORING
- Private transportation (bus and boat 60 hp)
- All camping equipment (tent, mattress, sleeping bag)
- Professional bilingual native guide
- 3 meals per day optional vegetarian food
- snack (biscuit,candy,fruit,juice)
- Mineral wather
- First aid kit
- Rubber boots and rain poncho
- Entrance to the natural hot spring
- Duffel bag
- Entrance to Manu national park
- Entrance to machu huasi lake
YOU SHOULD BRING
- Repellent, Binoculars
- Sun lotion
- Camera with extra batteries
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Pocket money
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- Sun hat, hiking sandals
- Toilet paper
- Dark clothes and towel
Frequently asked questions
Where is the Manu national Park located?
Located in the southeast of Peru, in the provinces of Paucartambo in Cusco and Manu in Madre de Dios.
It has an area of 1’717’295.22 hectares.
How to get to Manu National Park Peru?
Manu is at 130 kilometers from Cusco city traveling by road, which interacts as a gateway to the Manu National Park. You can also get to Puerto Maldonado by land from Cusco or by air through Lima. From there you can ride the mother river of God by boat. and you can get to the manu reserve. but it is more far and expensive.
Manu National Park when to visit?
The best time to visit the jungle of Peru is between April and November, during the dry season. The rainy season is from February to March, when access by road becomes more difficult and when the paths in the forest can be flooded.
What is the difference between the cultural zone and the reserved zone?
The Manu National Park is divided into three parts: cultural zone or buffer zone, reserved zone or core zone and the intangible zone. The cultural zone and the reserved zone are for tourist use. The intangible zone is used exclusively for scientific studies and with special permits. More details see section Manu.
Do I need to be in good physical condition to travel?
It is not a requirement, but one must be able to walk a path of several kilometers to fully enjoy what Manu has to offer.
Do vaccines are needed for yellow fever, malaria and malaria?
In the Manu National Park there are no reports of cases of yellow fever, malaria and malaria however if you want to stay longer in tropical places it is better to consult with your doctor.
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